City Expands Recycling Program
The City of Pierre is expanding its recycling program.
The Solid Waste Facility will now accept cleaning supplies and other household chemicals. In turn, those donated products will be available for other people to use.
Val Keller, Solid Waste Superintendent, says that this is an expansion of the City’s paint swap program.
“For years, we have accepted usable paint and then made that paint available to any of our customers who wanted it,” said Keller. “This is the same concept; people bring in usable cleaning supplies, and others can pick them up.”
Acceptable supplies include stains and sealers, antifreeze, pesticides, pool chemicals, aerosol can items, typical cleaning agents, wood preservatives, as well as oil-based paint, latex paint, and spray paint. The supplies must be in original containers with original labels.
The City will accept paint in containers of five gallons or less. Other supply containers must be one gallon or less. Supplies need to be dropped off during business hours.
“We want to make sure they are supplies we can accept,” said Keller. “We also want to make sure they aren’t exposed to the elements. Temperatures can cause unsafe chemical reactions.”
Those interested in dropping off supplies or using donated ones should visit the City Solid Waste Facility at 2800 East Park Ave. during business hours.
For additional information call 605.773.7434.